Court discharges Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal in defamation

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi court discharged him in a criminal defamation complaint filed against the CM over his alleged ‘thulla’ remark against the city police. Arvind Kerjiwal was facing trouble after a complaint filed by a Delhi Police constable, who had alleged that the CM had insulted the force by referring to police personnel as “thulla” in a TV interview in 2015.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal said the defamation complaint filed by a constable of Delhi Police, Ajay Kumar Taneja, was not maintainable.

“The complainant is not a person aggrieved in this case, the words prima facie are not defamatory of the complainant. Therefore, this complaint of defamation filed by him is not maintainable,” the court said.

Constable Ajay Kumar Taneja had claimed that being a member of the Delhi Police, he was defamed by the word used by Kejriwal. Taneja is working in Delhi Police as constable since 1986. On the date of the incident, he was posted at the Lajpat Nagar police station

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